Weekend events in SE Wisconsin

CREATED Sep 6, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Summer is fading fast, and the festival season comes to a close this weekend along Milwaukee's lakefront.

The beat of the drums will thunder on Summerfest grounds this weekend. Indian Summer Festival closes out the season in the city this weekend with Native American arts, crafts, jewelry and music.

It may not be fall just yet but those autumn ales are already out! Dust off your beer stein, Oktoberfest kicks off at old Heidelberg Park in Glendale. The month-long celebration features German beer, food and games for the kids.

If you prefer a stout to a Weiss beer, head to Pewaukee for a jig or two. It's Celtic Fest on Saturday on the beach. Guinness will be in large supply. The Glencastle Irish dancers will wow the crowd and U2 Zoo will be doing their best Bono and the boys impressions.

In Wauwatosa, you can take part in a 34-year tradition, Tosa Fest. It features food, drinks and 5K. A Grammy Award-winning band is even slated to play.

If you’re fested out, look no further than Greendale for some fun. The village is celebrating its 75th anniversary on Saturday. There will be a walking tour of some landmark buildings. Original homes built in the 1930s will be on display, including the model home first lady Eleanor Roosevelt visited when her husband designated Greendale as one of three greenbelt communities in the country.